Seven Ideas That Shook the Universe

ISBN-10: 0471848166

ISBN-13: 9780471848165

Edition: 1987

Authors: Nathan Spielberg, Bryon D. Anderson

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Partial table of contents
Dominant Themes in Physics
Science and Other Areas of Human Endeavor: Distinctions and Similarities
Copernican Astronomy
Early Scientific Stirrings in the Mediterranean Area
Geocentric Theory of the Universe
The Heliocentric Theory: Revival by Copernicus
New Data and a New Theory
Newtonian Mechanics and Causality
Aristotelian Physics
Galilean Mechanics
Logic, Mathematics, and Science
The Energy Concept
Interactions and Conservation Laws
Heat and Motion
Entropy and Probability
Heat and Temperature
The Natural Flow of Heat
Transformation of Heat Energy into Other Forms of Energy
The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Galilean-Newtonian Relativity
Attempts to Detect the Ether
General Theory of Relativity
Quantum Theory and the End of Causality
Cavity of Blackbody Radiation
The Nuclear Atom and Atomic Spectra
The Use of Models in Describing Nature
The Impact of Quantum Theory on Philosophy and Literature
Conservation Principles and Symmetries
The Nuclear Force and Nuclear Structure
Conservation Laws and Symmetries
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